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Add Objects to Selection List Example (VBA)

This example shows how to populate the selection list with objects that have not been pre-selected through the user interface.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model that contains Sketch1 and Sketch2.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Suspends the selection list containing Sketch1.
' 2. Populates another selection list with two objects.
' 3. Gets the type of the last object in the selection list.
' 4. Resumes the previous selection list with Sketch1.
' 5. Places Sketch1 in edit mode.
' 6. Inspect the Immediate window and graphics area.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim selMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim selData As SldWorks.SelectData
Dim featMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager
Dim feat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim selObjs() As Object
Dim selobj As Object
Dim featCount As Long
Dim i As Integer
Dim typeName As String
Dim j As Integer
Dim numAdded As Long
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim ret As Long
Dim count As Long

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    Set selData = selMgr.CreateSelectData
    Set featMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

    featCount = featMgr.GetFeatureCount(True)
    Set feat = swModel.FirstFeature
    j = 0
    ReDim selObjs(j + 1)
    For i = 0 To featCount
        If Not feat Is Nothing Then

            typeName = feat.Name
            typeName = UCase(typeName)
            If "SKETCH" = Left(typeName, 6) Then
                Set selObjs(j) = feat
                j = j + 1
                ReDim Preserve selObjs(j + 1)
            End If
            Set feat = feat.GetNextFeature
        End If
    Next i

    ' Add one object to the current selection list
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("Sketch1", "SKETCH", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    ' Start a new selection list
    ret = selMgr.SuspendSelectionList
    Debug.Print "The current selection list with " & ret & " object (Sketch1) is suspended."

    ' Add two objects to the new selection list
    numAdded = selMgr.AddSelectionListObjects((selObjs), selData)
    Debug.Print "A new selection list is started."

    ' Get number of objects in the new selection list (should be 2)
    count = selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount
    Debug.Print "The selection list now contains " & count & " objects."

    ' Get the last object in the new selection list
    Set selobj = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(count, -1)
    Debug.Print "The last object in the selection list is of swSelectType_e = " & selMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(count, -1) & "."

    ' Go back to the previous selection list
    Debug.Print "The previous selection list is resumed."

    ' Get the number of objects in the selection list (should be 1)
    count = selMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount
    Debug.Print "The selection list now contains " & count & " object (Sketch1)."

    Debug.Print "Sketch1 is in edit mode."

End Sub


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